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in the 40s right now. 48 degrees in front royal, virginia. leesburg, virginia coming in at 47 degrees. alexandria, virginia coming in at 52. a nice day today whether you're in virginia, maryland or district. highs today will climb up to the upper 70s nearing 80 degrees. extended forecast for not only for today but all the way through easter weekend and opening day at national's ballpark on monday, temperatures running about 15 to 20 degrees warmer than average. you got to like that. >> let's head out see how things are moving along in downtown. south capital street to the douglas bridge no problems. checking reports of a car fire 95 southbound near newington. reports of traffic light issues in the overnight hours. north capital street, we'll be watching that. that's how we're doing ladies. >>> it is 4:41. ahead in the news, a virginia based navy ship has a run in with pirates. >> an update on the so-called mega project. the mega headaches that will cause drivers for a long time to come. >>> up next an update on the worst flooding in 200 years. that continues to cripple several states.
>>> this morning on early today, waiting for word. rescuers go back into a west virginia mine in a desperate search for four missing miners. >>> rolling up their sleeves, astronauts on space shuttle "discovery" get to work on their first space walk. >>> and stay out of the water. swarming sharks shut down beaches in florida. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with an all-out effort. after a day of agonizing delays, rescue crews are making their way back into a west virginia mine in search of the four missing miners from monday's deadly blast. >>> on thursday searchers came within 500 feet of a rescue chamber where possible survivors may be but were forced to turn around when the air became too toxic. nbc's jay gray is in naoma, west virginia. good morning to you, jay. >> reporter: good morning to you, lynn. they say they will get to the chambers this morning. the conditions are still sketchy in the mine. understand they're working right on the edge of a very dangerous situation with high levels of methan
of northern virginia, suburban maryland, anywhere where you can get away from the water. downtown 75 to 78 degrees. if you're up alongside the bay or potom temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s. if you didn't think today would be nice enough, tomorrow even better. mostly sunny. friday and our first 80 degree day since early last october. but it won't be our last one. saturday also mostly sunny with a high of 83 degrees. hard to believe you can find anything to complain about. jerry edwards, i know if there's anything to complain about in there you'll find it. >> thanks a lot. let's head out and see how we're doing as the early thursday morning drive gets under way. a lot of overnight road work. capital beltway. traffic so light any lane closures having minimal effect. maryland, along i-270, southbound traffic, notice the right side of your screen bright patch is northbound road work. as you head south from montgomery village. the lanes are opened southbound out of frederick on down to the split. eun, pat, good morning. >> good morning. >> this morning investigators continue to piece tog
of virginia. so for washington, d.c. to virginia beach to norfolk, you do need your umbrella this morning. it should be beautiful this morning. northern plains look pretty good. at least for today denver should be good, and much of texas should be okay, but there will be scattered strong storms as we go throughout the next couple of afternoons. that's a quick look at your wednesday forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. salt lake city, utah, this morning has been seeing some stormy weather mostly to the north of you. so in the rockies, it's kind of the worst of the weather today. raleigh, north carolina, showers and storms also for you. well, we'll take a look at where more of that wet weather is located when i come back. >> all right. thank you, bill. >>> well, apple delivers, delta sees brighter skies, and proof you really can advertise anywhere. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, talk about therapy material, kim kardashian wishes she hadn't posed for "playboy" and blames her mom. >>> the celtics roll without kevin garnett, the n
>>> this morning on early "today," tragedy in west virginia, a deadly explosion rocks a coal mine in the worst u.s. mine disaster in decades. >>> switching sides. afghan president hamid karzai threatens to join the taliban. >>> and, kings of the court. duke just slip by america's favorite underdogs to become duke just slip by america's favorite underdogs to become ncaa top dogs. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning, i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with a devastating disaster. there are now at least 25 confirmed deaths, and four unaccounted for after an explosion ripped through a west virginia coal mine, in the worst u.s. mining disaster since 1984. a search has been halted for the four missing miners who would have enough food and water to survive for 96 hours, if they are alive and mobile. the explosion happened yesterday afternoon, about 30 miles south of charleston. the federal mine safety and health administration says miners were leaving on a vehicle that takes them in and out of the long shaft when the blast happened. now, the cause of
to slim down russian and american arsenals. >>> holding on to hope. rescue crews in west virginia get the green light to search the mine for four missing miners. >>> and what was he thinking? what a foreign diplomat did to spark a bomb scare on a flight what a foreign diplomat did to spark a bomb scare on a flight to denver. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning, i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with a fresh start. president obama is in the czech capital of prague this morning to sign a new strategic arms reduction agreement with russia. the so-called new start treaty replaces the expired 1991 treaty committing the u.s. and russia to significant cuts in their nuclear arsenals. while the deal is a major step toward obama's goal of a world without nuclear weapons, it also offers a chance to repair soured relations with moscow. nbc news political director and chief white house correspondent chuck chad joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you said, president obama just arrived here a little less than a half-hour ago. he's now
in a west virginia coal mine has left 25 dead and four missing. while desperate rescuers drill ventilation holes into that damaged mine, the history of that mine is coming to light. a startling number of safety citations, some 600 total violations over the past year and a half. but this morning the focus of both a small town and the nation is on finding those four missing miners. nbc's steve handelsman has the story. >> reporter: as the sun set over the mine, the first holes were being drilled down into the chamber were four men might still be alive. it's a tricky job. >> it isn't as simple as sitting on top of a mountain and penetrate 1g,100 feet and hitting where you want tohit. >> reporter: 25 miners confirmed dead, four missing. could the four have survived? >> nobody knows so everybody's going to cling on to the hope of that miracle. >> reporter: the methane explosion was powerful. the mine has been cited for 124 violations. >> we know it wasn't operating safely, we wouldn't have had a an explosion. >> reporter: local residents are in agony. >> you can't imagine unless you have someon
. >>> president obama and vice president biden were in west virginia yesterday to pay tribute to the 29 miners who lost their lives earlier this month in one of the nation's worst coal mine disasters in decades. he told the families of the work es the nation will honor their memory by improving the mine safety. nbc's brian mooar has that story. ♪ >> reporter: in west virginia an emotional farewell to the 29 miners lost in the worst mine accident this nation has seen in 40 years. president obama joined by vice president biden was there to pay his respects to those who perished. >> well, these miners lived as they died, in pursuit of the american dream. >> reporter: and he paid tribute to those who go back into the mines every single day. one by one, the lost miners' names were read alod. >> rex lane mullins. >> reporter: their family members filed in, and a helmet was placed on a white cross. it's been nearly three weeks since the deadly explosion in upper big branch. the mine's operator massey energy is facing scrutiny for a long string of safety violations, but on this day the focus is on the l
explosion at a west virginia mine killed 29 people today they'll begin the grim task of trying to figure out what went wrong. authorities are blaming high levels of methane gas for the deadly blast, toxins that are now holding up the recovery of the remaining bodies inside. >>> in northern ireland, an early morning car bombing outside a spy agency is being blamed on the irish republicanen party. it came just hours before police and justice pours were being transferred. no serious injuries have been report jood new details in the death of beloved stage and screen actress dixie carter. according to her publicist, she died in houston saturday of complications due to cancer. and imagine battling a sticky bolt. 215 mile ace above the earth. that's what two crew members of the space shuttle "discovery" did sunday before they successfully attached a cooling tank to the international space station. >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street will open today. the s&p nudged up 7 points, the nasdaq went up 17 points. taking a look at overseas trading that morning, in tokyo, the nikkei rose 47
the roof, trying to flee the same way, and falling from the ceiling at least six times. >>> in virginia, mall-goers were in for quite a surprise when a disoriented deer crashed through the window of a coffee shop and then ran into the shopping center. security cameras captured the animal dashing through the halls. unfortunately, though, the deer had to be put down due to the injuries it sustained. >>> and in arizona a woman and her belgian shep period are turning crime-fighting into a business. dar go and his owner are a certified drug detection team. his expertise is now being used by schools, businesses, even concerned parents for about 150 bucks an hour. >>> and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel channel forecast. good morning, bill. >> see, i was thinking that was such a great idea. why couldn't anybody train their dog to be a drug dog. the problem is you'd have to have truck drugs to train it. >> yeah. hopefully you don't have it. it's being put to good use, which is good. >> if you can get it trained
's coast. the spreading slick is now slightly larger than the state of west virginia. in a desperate attempt to keep the oil from washing ashore, coast guard officials say they're considering setting fires to burn off the crude. what a sight there. >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,991 after tumbling 213. the s&p fell 28 points. the nasdaq lost 51 points. taking a look at overseas trading this this morning, in tokyo the nikkei dropped the 87 while in hong kong the hang seng went down 312 points. >>> in today's world, anyone who thinks the problems of a small country halfway around the world can't affect their life needs a reboot. yesterday here in the u.s. and this morning in asia stock markets have been reeling, thanks to the debt problems of greece. stocks plunged on wall street after standard & poor's downgraded greece's debt to junk status and investors worldwide saw their greatest fierce, the spread of european insolvency realized. they were downgraded two notches. the results the dow jones industrial average fell, not
popped up just south of d.c. over eastern virginia. a few wind reports in florida, and also a couple strong storms just outside of houston. so it was a lot calmer severe weatherwise yesterday. a couple areas of storms and some showers in new england. a little area of rain here over illinois, heading for kentucky, and some isolated storms there over areas of just into louisiana, right on the border there of texas. here's that area of rain. this is probably the worst of it this morning. this isn't that bad. just some steady rain heading for louisville this morning, owensboro, and possibly around lexington, eventually. so the forecast today, a little gloomy in new england. especially from rhode island and boston northward up into northern new england where they could even see snow. but overall, it's not a bad-looking tuesday. temperatures a little bit on the cool side in chicago. that's a look at your tuesday forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. you notice there's nothing too dramatic during the day today. the next severe weather threat will come into the midd
: the president is ok'ing drilling off the coast of virginia, south to florida, not further north, not in california. some new leases okayed in alaska. environmentalists are upset. >> there's not much oil and gas. it looks like a side show. it could ruin beaches and tourism. >> reporter: even though they demanded more drilling republicans are hailing a positive step. >> the good news is that virginia is ready to go. >> reporter: and barack obama now hopes to get republican votes in congress for his upcoming energy climate change bill. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, capitol hill. >>> a federal judge ruled wednesday government investigators illegally wired telephone conversations without a search warrant. the lawsuit was the last act of case pending that challenged this so-called warrantless wiretapping program, which was ended in 2007. the wiretap involved a conversation between a foundation member and the two lawyers about a recent treasury department declaration that the group supported terrorism. legal experts say the judge's ruling focused narrowly on this specific case, touch
virginia. >>> cal state's fullerton slapped the side of the backboard before dunking it with a wind mill. in the end it was all about vermont's marcus blakely. his teammate dunked it and he grabbeded it and scored a perfect ball of his own. he overjumped 6'4". with a little help from his friends he wins this year's dunk contest. that's your early look at sports on "early today." have a great wecht weekend. i'm fred roggin. >>> inside scoop. where you can save money. one house where hip itty hop itty, easter is on its way all year-round. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning to you. once again on this friday, dealing with some of these showers and showers developing moving into the ft. worth area. still around 78 degrees with showers up thwart the north. beautiful on the east coast both today and tomorrow. saturday we're likely to see some of these conditions hold surmd as well considering the core of the lows is headed toward central canada. that's going to leave much of the east dry. if you're watching us on wma wmaq nbc 5 in chicago, investigate the science behind seven natur
and failed a sobriety test. >>> in virginia you could say one father wasn't setting the best example for his daughter. surveillance cameras in a grocery store show the man snatching a woman's purse with one hand while holding his toddler in another. police have arrested the man, who's now facing theft charges. >>> a wisconsin police officer caught a brilliant sight on his dash cam when a bright light flashed through the sky. according to the sheriff, the event caused the sky to turn green. the faa says it was probably a meteor. >>> and in kentucky there was a derby of a different sort. the 38th annual running of the rodents. oh, that's so disturbing to watch. participants say the event is part student project, part stress relief, and, of course, the whiskered winner received a necklace made of fruit-flavored cereal. >>> and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. bill, i'm not sure why i say good morning. and, of course, it's going to be a rodent day. that's probably not the best way to kick off people's da
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